Avram Grant hotly linked with Levski Sofia

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 01 August 2017, 09:44

Avram Grant appears to be on the cusp of returning to management after meeting with Bulgarian side PFC Levski Sofia.

The former Chelsea and West Ham boss has been out-of-work since stepping down from his post at Ghana back in February after the Black Stars lost to eventual 2017 African Cup of Nations in the semi-finals of the competition.

Under Grant the West African nation previously lost a penalty shoot-out to Ivory Coast in the 2015 edition of AFCON.

But now the veteran manager is on the verge of bagging his twelfth post in the dugout after being locked in talks with Levski owner Spas Rusev, and if reports are to be believed he'll be paid ¤25,000 a month which would make him the highest-paid gaffer in Bulgaria (via @shumansko).

Grant began coaching in Israel way back in the 1970s, before taking up a number of manager postitions in his homeland. He took charge of the Israeli national time between 2002 and 2006, then moved to Chelsea as the club's Director of Football in 2007.

Shortly after he controversially found himself as the new manager of the Blues - despite not holding the correct coaching qualifications - following the departure of Jose Mourinho. Under Grant the club lost to Man Utd in the Champions League final, and Tottenham in the League Cup final, while they came 2nd in the league.

Up next were spells at Portsmouth and West Ham, suffering relegation with both clubs, before venturing off to Serbian side with Partizan Belgrade, with whom he led to the league title.

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